12 months
19786 USD/year
5419 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills. The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) programme is offered by Massey University.


With a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) at Massey University you’ll build on your undergraduate degree. You’ll further investigate topics in economics that have taken your interest.

On our economics programme you’ll investigate:

  • how businesses decide what to produce
  • how many people to employ
  • how people decide what to consume
  • big-picture world economics.

This programme will help you in your own decision-making, and in better understanding developments in the economy and society in general. It offers ways of thinking about the world that let you make the best of what you have, and improve on it.

Investigate your interests further

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Economics) gives you flexibility in the subjects you study. You could explore topics such as international trade in agri-food products, or natural resource and environmental economics, for example.

Be sought-after by employers

Massey's economics programme has been acknowledged by employers for its quality and content. Our graduates are sought-after by major public and private sector employers. When you complete your postgraduate diploma, you could join our graduates working in prestigious organisations in New Zealand and around the world.


The skills and knowledge of trained economists are highly valued by the public and private sector, large and small firms, large international agencies, schools and universities, economic policy-makers and social organisations.

You might work as any of the following:

  • agricultural economist
  • business analyst
  • economic consultant
  • energy research officer
  • environmental economist
  • health economist
  • international economist
  • microeconomics analyst.

Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the World Bank all recruit economics graduates. But your degree can also be the gateway to employment in many other areas, such as management, planning, politics, education, finance and banking, journalism or the media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • The Theory and Practice of Economics
  • International Monetary Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Economic Growth, International and Development Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.
  • You will need to have achieved a grade average in your bachelor degree that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation for the postgraduate programme. This normally means that a B- grade average or above is required.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19786 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5419 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5419 USD per year during 12 months.

National: 8,975 NZD International: 32,770 NZD

Living costs for Palmerston North

1100 - 2100 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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